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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
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Scale-Out Storage Has Limits
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
Disk may scale as your storage needs increase, but what do you do when your datacenter is maxed out?
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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NVMe Poised To Revolutionize Solid-State Storage
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Move over SAS and SATA. A new standard ramps up SSD performance with a radical new approach to storage I/O handling.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Protection Tips For Growing Businesses
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
As companies outgrow their "small and midsize business" label, so do their needs for enterprise-class data storage and protection.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
Network Computing,
The Best of Interop Awards recognize innovative hardware and software that represent technological advancement in a specific category. The Interop judging team poured through 129 submissions in nine categories, including networking, mobility, and security. This year we chose to mix this up a little by creating a separate storage category and adding a whole new SDN category. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. See who took home the prize this year
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Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
Network Computing, News
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
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The Software-Defined Data Center: Potential Game Changer
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
The SDDC is poised to bring revolutionary changes by providing flexibility to data center storage, switching, security and other infrastructure components.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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World Backup Day Spotlights Often-Neglected Task
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Backup remains a chore that many companies don't do well, leading to data loss.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why The Next-Generation Data Center Needs To Be Agnostic
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
In order to handle the growing traffic deluge, data centers need to leverage open infrastructure, software-defined technologies, and automation.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Cloud Backup Services: Key Considerations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The cloud approach has made backup easier in some ways, but also raises questions.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Interop: Find The Fun
Susan Fogarty, Commentary
Attending a technology conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
By Susan Fogarty ,
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Understanding VMware VAAI Offloads And Unloads
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
In the short time that VAAI has allowed storage administrators to offload tasks from servers to storage arrays in virtualized data centers, the functionality has evolved to produce arrays that eliminate most I/O.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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3 Survival Tips For Women In IT
Michele Chubirka, Security Professional; Host, Commentary
The technology industry -- especially the networking field -- can be an awfully isolating place for a woman. I offer three ways to cope.
By Michele Chubirka Security Professional; Host, "Healthy Paranoia" Podcast,
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What Is Storage QoS?
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
Storage QoS ensures specific performance levels for applications and workloads. Will it push datacenters to 100% virtualization?
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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Real-World Advice On SDN Migration
Dan Pitt, Commentary
Enterprises considering SDN can heed real-world advice and deployment architectures from three organizations with successful network migrations.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Separating Storage Startups From Upstarts
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Some new storage vendors stand out from other startups because they have good technology and excel at selling their products. IT buyers shouldn't discount them.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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